Pick Everard completes £4.5M fire stations redevelopment
18 November, 2014
Leading architectural and engineering design consultancy Pick Everard has completed a £4.5m project to redevelop two fire stations in Leicestershire.
The £2.5m work at Coalville involved the complete demolition and rebuilding of the existing fire and rescue station to make the new building more modern and energy efficient.
The £2m Hinckley scheme involved extensively refurbishing and modernising the existing building.
Both projects have been delivered for Pick Everard’s client, the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
Barrie Kemp, director at Pick Everard, said: “The primary values we brought to these projects were our in-depth knowledge of designing for the emergency response sector and achieving cost and operational efficiencies for our client.
“Coalville and Hinckley stations will now be much more cost effective for the Fire and Rescue Service to run in today’s tough economic times.”
Pick Everard was responsible for the design and project management of both schemes. Key objectives included providing high quality sustainable buildings which incorporated layout efficiencies and distinctive architecture.
“Completing the projects without any negative impact on the delivery of the fire and rescue service was key to the success of both sites,” Barrie added.
The new station in Broad Street, Coalville incorporates accommodation for a day crew and shift working pattern, with the installation of sleeping quarters which has been designed to provide the most up-to-date facilities and enable fire fighters to do their jobs in more comfortable working conditions.
Coalville’s fire crew operated from temporary accommodation in Atlas Road, less than a mile from the site, while the new development was being built.
The £2m redevelopment of Hinckley Fire Station was also completed as part of the same redevelopment programme.
The refurbished station in Leicester Road has been – remodelled so that it includes a new residential accommodation block for day crew and shift staff and a new purpose-designed training house building.
Pick Everard’s latest schemes follow its £8.25m project last year to create Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s new headquarters development in Birstall for which Pick Everard was commissioned to deliver full multi-disciplinary design, project and cost-management services.